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Maryland OL breaks legs in scooter accident

Posted on: October 22, 2010 11:02 am
Edited on: October 22, 2010 11:12 am
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

Maryland will be without its starting right tackle Pete DeSouza when they head to Boston College this weekend, and could be without him even longer following an accident he was in on Thursday night.  DeSouza was riding around campus on his scooter when another motorist turned left in front of him and he collided with the car.

The accident happened on Union Lane, between the student union and Cole Field House about 9 p.m., said Capt. Mark Limansky, a spokesman for the school's department of public safety.

Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George's County fire department, said the victim, whom he did not identify, suffered serious injuries to the "lower extremities."

The driver of the car was not injured, Limansky said. The cause of the crash is being investigated.


The driver was also issued a citation.

What exactly the serious injuries to DeSouza's lower extremities are, we don't know.  Though they don't sound like the kind of injuries that he'll be able to recover from soon, so odds are that DeSouza is going to miss more than just one game.

Update: Well, we now know the extent of DeSouza's injuries, and he's going to be missing a lot more than just this weekend's game.  Turns out DeSouza has broken both of his legs, and is going to miss the rest of the season.  The good news is he's expected to make a complete recovery.
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